May 5th, 2006

Florida LP (local)

8339 - Cinco de Mayo. Friday. Fleet Week. There's got to be a party somewhere.

Why You Should Care About Network Neutrality

Via bhk - Kitty and rooster are friends!

Happy Birthday, Buddha!!

Just heard a commercial for Mega-M&M's.

I thought I heard "maggot M&M's" Ugh. Not at 6am, please. Ack. Ptui.

Nice to see that there are a few alternatives to fighting the masses of humanity that are going to be at Sunfest and the Air & Sea Show this weekend.

I might do #10 - Try to get my head around the fact that the Ancient Spanish Monastery and St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church in North Miami Beach is the oldest building in the western hemisphere. It was built in Spain in the 10th century, purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1925 and finally reassembled in Florida in the 1950s. Cistercian monks lived in the building for its first 700 years of life. 16711 W. Dixie Highway. North Miami Beach, 305-945-1461. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but call ahead because it closes for the many weddings and receptions that are held on its grounds. Admission: $5 adults, $2.50 students and seniors, $2 children 12 and younger.

Who knew that a 1000 year old building is right up the street?

Moment of Lyric - REM by way of the Cardigans - MP3

Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up

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Prisoner Quiz

8340 - Friday 5

1. Have you ever been to Mexico?

Yup! Mostly for Ruins and Diving.... I've never been to TJ. Climbing a pyramid is hard work when you're used to being at sea level, by the way.

2. Do you know anyone who is currently in the military?

Sure, tons of 'em, some in my family. Though the majority are retired, there are plenty of active folks. Best known I'd say is Cousin Kelly - Marine.

3. What is the last party you attended?

hm. Good question. Birthday, I think? J Peters had one at the club a month or three ago.

4. What do you think about President Bush saying that the United States' National Anthem should only be sung in English?

Heck, I don't care. If someone's heart is in the right place, knock yourself out in the format. Spanish, English, Esperanto, ASL, Klingon, while dropping acid like Jimi or grabbing your crotch like Roseanne. That's sort of what the USA is supposed to be about.. that whole Melting Pot thing. If it were another country besides this one, I'd say stick to the native tongue.

Bush isn't the first to try to remove native loyalties - Woodrow Wilson's greatest fear was the 15 million immigrants that flooded into the United States between 1900 and 1915. The single largest ethnic group in the United States was German-American. Then there were the Irish-Americans -- with the Irish Republican Army launching an uprising against British rule on Easter, 1916. Wilson feared that these two groups would not be willing to take up the fight for the USA. In fact, Wilson proclaimed, "Any man who caries a hyphen around with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of the republic."

5. French fries or freedom fries?

French Fries. And it's Sauerkraut, not Victory Cabbage. Kee-ripes.

(Funny that Cinco De Mayo is about defeating the French.)


scotto monkeypulse

8342 - Q has the lowdown on what happened to LJ recently -

The dishonor of Blue Security

There was quite a bit of teeth gnashing across the web throughout the evening yesterday as TypePad, LiveJournal, and all the other hosted Six Apart websites went dark; we learned late in the night that the cause was a “sophisticated distributed denial of service attack” against the sites. Digging a little deeper, though, it doesn’t look like this is a particularly accurate description of what happened — but instead of this being a case of the folks at Six Apart trying to cover up some internal issue, it instead looks like they’re being far too gracious in not revealing more about another company, Blue Security, which appears to have been responsible for the whole disaster. An explanation of this requires a slight bit of background.